| Photo Diary | Roadside Services

I LOVE road-tripping in Tanzania! There aren’t any fancy motorway services here but as you drive through larger villages you will often find a host of colourful and flavoursome(and healthy) roadside pitstops. Feast your eyes on this lot…..

‘Nyanya, maembe, na vitunguu’
Tomatoes, mangoes and onions to buy via the bucket!
‘Mananasi’
Pineapples- the big kind that you don’t often find in UK they are about 30p each
‘Mafenesi na maembe’
Jackfruit and mangoes – huge ones!
Chiba shop! Makes me think of Japan.
Maziwa is the swahili word for milk.
Not sure who wants to drink milk in the heat but you can have it hot, cold or fermented.

 

 

The abundance of fresh produce is incredible and the prices are as friendly as the people selling them and can be even friendlier if you like to haggle. However, when you are on the open road, there are zip-zero vendors to be seen.

On our last road trip in Tanzania was a hefty 6 hour drive back to Dar es Salaam from Mikumi. We were so lucky to come across a coconut seller with a huge machete on a particularly lonely stretch of road and I was beyond happy when our driver stopped for refreshment. He was so kind – he even bought us a coconut! That meant a lot to us.

I look a right scruff in the last pic but you know what? When you are really living and loving an adventure like this – the last thing you think about is what you look like!

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